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Sep 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
. the gallup poll of registered voteers showing president obama way five-point lead now 49 to 44%. the poll was taken the week of the democratic national convention which most analysts agree now gave mr. obama a small bounce. president obama hit another key battleground state on sunday. twenty-nine delegates up for grabs in florida. real clear politics average of polls showing the president with a slight lead there butt state still a is to-up. the president's campaign appearances in the sunshine state tried to turn attention away from jobs and the economy towards medicare. mitt romney spent sunday off the campaign trail attending church with his wife and doing intense debate prep. he clarified his assistance on obamacare saying republicans may keep some parts of the controversial health care law such as coverage for preexisting conditions and young adult children. here are some of the candidate's arguments. >> i will never turn medicare into a voucher. we won't do that. >> if this president is re- elected you will see chronic high unemployment continue for another four years or longer. you
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Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama is tonight's headline speaker. she got i abrief walk-through of the stage yesterday. former president bill clinton is tomorrow's big name speaker. several leaders from our region will also hit the stage. mark plotkin says maryland governor martin o'malley just may have an ulterior motive. >> the governor will be speaking. the governor will not like me to say it but i'm going to say it anyway. he is audition is for president in 2016. he is going to no less than seven breakfast delegations speaking. >> obama will accept the nomination on thursday. >>> as for the republicans, mitt romney is spending much of the week in new hampshire and vermont getting ready for the upcoming presidential debates. running mate paul ryan is campaigning in the battleground state of ohio this morning and will then head to iowa this afternoon for two days of campaigning there. >>> in northern virginia, some voters will head to the polls today for a personal election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having and fair. polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to
FOX
Sep 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
president obama. the former president took over the stage at the dnc last night. he threw his support behind the president's re-election who accepts his renomination tonight. clinton spoke for almost an hour delivering a dynamic and sometimes kind of humorous speech. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> it's long tradition at the convention for thousands of red, white and blue balloons to come streaming down. there are no balloons in the rafters for this. president obama's speech tonight was supposed to be outdoors and they were going to do fireworks but you can't do that indoors, of course. it is also too late to order 100,000 balloons. coming up in about 30 minutes, we'll get a live report from charlotte to see what we can expect on the night ahead. ght >>> a 12-year-old boy from fort washington has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of a 2-year- old foster girl living with his family. the boy enter an alford plea in court yesterday. in return, prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of second de
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
wrapped up in t ni president barack obama accepting his party's renomination for president. lets he get more now from fox's nicole collins live in charlotte this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning w just two months until election day, president obama last night trying to win over those undecided voters and also trying to revive that same enthusiasm that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed republican nominee mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulation and call us in the morning. the morning. . >> reporter: vice president joe biden also renominated thursday. >> one more thing. our republican opponents are just dead wrong about this. america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the soaring rt rick th
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
will run through virginia tomorrow. president obama will visit virginia beach tomorrow morning. mitt romney will be in our area. he has a rally planned at american legion post 176 in springfield. tomorrow's events come two days after vice president joe biden held a campaign event in chesterfield county, virginia. >>> today both candidates will be in another battleground state, ohio. mitt romney will continue his bus tour through the buckeye state. the president will speak at two ohio colleges, bowling green university and kent state. the latest poll shows obama with a sizable lead in ohio. he leads by eight points among likely voters. the president holds a smaller lead in the key state of florida. he's ahead by four points among likely voters and nine points by registered voters. romney's campaign is downplaying these numbers. they say they trust their own polling. >>> this morning an expected vote on a potential rate hike for pepco. last night dozens of customers upset about the possible hike staged a protest at headquarters in downtown d.c. if approved, the plan would increase bills by $5
FOX
Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
plan to -- the obama campaign says democrats plan to build on how to move the economy from the middle class out. tens of thousands converging on charlotte, north carolina for the democratic national convention. along with president obama's supporter are his critics as anti-obama demonstrators gather in the city. >> people feel really rejected. >> these democrats are not what they seem and people have to understand that. that is the message i'm bringing. >> reporter: the president's team laying out the case identify second term and framing mitt romney's approach to the economy as a return to republican policies of the past. >> what mitt romney is going to offer america is top down trickle down fairy dust. it didn't work then. it is not going to work now. >> reporter: president obama continuing the theme while speaking to students at the university of colorado sundays. giving this critique of last week's republican national convention. >> despite all the challenge that we face in this new century, what they offered over those three days was an agenda that was better suited for the last
FOX
Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
'm the one who sent chris to benghazi. >> president obama has condemned the deadly attack in libya and has vowed to bring those responsible to justice. in the meantime, the u.s. is stepping up security at embassies around the world. that is the latest here in the control room. back to you. >> thank you. >>> other stories making local headlines this morning, students and faculty at central high school will gather for a memorial this afternoon for marckel ross, teenager shot and killed on wednesday while walking to school. students will wear blue shirts to honor the 11th grader. last night a haven't ill was held to remember the bow who could put a southcenter mall on anyone's face. >> market, he was a good kid. like everybody loved him. he brightened everybody's day. he would cheer you up. >> the school is accepting donation for a memorial fund set up in marckel's name. police also offered a $2 that you row ward for anyone leading to the killer. >>> the attorney for 15-year- old robert gladden jr. requested a delay saying the teen has been on suicide watch while being treated at a psychiatri
FOX
Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
, thank you. >>> 5:05. president obama heads to northern virginia today. he's holding a campaign event in woodbridge later today. thousands of people expected to fill pfizner stadium for that big rally at 12:45 this afternoon. the president was originally supposed to speak in manassas. his campaign announced the change on monday. while candidates continue campaigning hard in virginia, president obama is opening up a slight lead in three of the other states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by eight points in iowa. that's according to a "the wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll. the president leads by five points in wisconsin, ohio, and colorado. >>> vice presidential nominee paul ryan will be in new orleans to speak to aarp members. the president will speak to the same group by satellite. mitt romney will raise money today in las vegas. he'll meet with donors before a public rally on the unlv campus. the republican candidate campaigned yesterday in florida. >> i can change washington. i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. republicans
FOX
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
went to first lady michelle obama. she reminded the american people of her husband's values and vision. >> barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day, another president. he didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. no, that is not how he was raised. he cared that it was the right thing to do. >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughter sasha and malia. coming up, we'll go to charlotte for a live report. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also addressed crowd at the democratic national convention last night. mark plotkin is also in charlotte. he and on fox 5 news at 10:00 last night saying o'malley will play an important role in the 2016 presidentialual cain. >> just a few moments ago, martin o'malley walked off the stage behind you. a lot of people are speculating he may be a candidate himself in four years. >> may be? he will be a candidate. he doesn't mind going after mitt romney as head of the democratic governors association. when i asked ike leggett
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
in the spotlight as mitt romney and president obama try to sway voters today in the critical battleground state. >>> plus, trying to avoid a repeat of the monday night mess, the deal that gets the nfl's referees back on the field. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. we're waking up to some rain, but it was nothing like last night. this was the view from chopper 4 as thunderstorms moved through part of our region last night. we're going to find out whether or not we're going to have any more storms today. >> somehow i sleep through this stuff completely. >> that's what i was going to say. >> you said whoo like you definitely meant it. >> i had no clue. other than the fact that you told me yesterday. >> i showed you cooper in the closet. >> doesn't quite amount to lightning, but okay. calmer today maybe? >> a little calmer today. for most of the day it's going to be calm. but out there this morning, we've got the big puddles, the small puddles. some areas don't have any puddles at all. adams morgan at 67. we've got 65 in springfield, and potomac, virginia, right now
FOX
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama strongly condemned the pentagon has deployed two warships to the coast. >> we will bring the killers to justice. >> reporter: many others are speaking out against the vile the protest. >> the killers of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable and cannot be justified under any justification. >> we call upon the libyan government and the political leadership to take firm and swift action to bring the savage perpetrators to justice. >> reporter: and while thousands in the region are blaming the u.s. for the film, some say the asks of the protesters have gone too far. >> here we are because some of of the extremists have carried out appear attack on the embass y. this is a wrong act. they should have simply protested instead. >> all u.s. personnel in benghazi have been evacuated and security has been increased at u.s. empassies and consulates around the world. there are calls for some muslim groups for continued mass protests against the u.s. friday. >> thank you. >>> dozens of muslim americans stageed a peaceful demonst
FOX
Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> president barack obama and gop nominee mitt romney are back out on the campaign pain trail. this after taking yesterday off to honor the victims killed in the nerve terrorist attack. >> romney is back in florida today holding an event at his own campaign office in jacksonville. meanwhile, the president is heading to nevada where he is -- will deliver remarks to supporters at the cashman center in las vegas. >>> wear just eight weeks away from election and the race is still very close. a new "washington post" abc news poll of lineally voters has president obama with 49% of the vote and mitt romney with 4% n a wider poll of registered voters, the president has a six- point lead. >>> education is always a big deal in the presidential election. >> we look at wha
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
to get back to his economic message. in a column in "usa today," president obama has fostered an economy that forces dependence on government rather than an opportunity to thrive. the op ed is also a reminder of his controversial comments released yesterday. romney was caught on hidden camera saying almost half of voters are victims who believe they're entitled to government help. romney tried to clarify what he was saying, that people wanted jobs, not a government handout. >> president obama reacted for the first time to the comments on "the late show with david letterman." >> one of the things i've learned as president is you represent the entire country. when i travel around the country and meet republicans, i know they are hard working family people who care about this country. my expectation is, if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some. >> romney also brought up a similar miscue by the president in 2008. he was caught on tape saying voters in pennsylvania clung to their guns and their religion. mr. obama told letterman he realized quickly that
FOX
Sep 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
slipped in recent polls. he trails president obama in colorado, iowa, and wisconsin. in the latest nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll. >>> today president obama will travel to new york city to take part in the week long general assembly of the united nations. he is one of more than 100 heads of state converging on the city. leaders started arriving yesterday, including iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. iran's nuclear ambitions are expected to be one of the hot topics of the week long meeting. the rise of al qaeda in west africa and the problems in syria will also be discussed. president obama plans to speak before the assembly tomorrow. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton will be spending her time between the u.n. and the annual meeting of the clinton global initiative. the meeting is hosted by her husband, former president bill clinton. it brings together heads of state and business leaders as well as scholars to discuss social change. president bill clinton will speak to the group today. >>> home may be where the heart is, but it's not where the wins are for the red
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
setback to the war effort as president obama's troop surge winds down. two years ago, the administration added 33,000 troops to the war effort. they are finishing their return home this week. the insider attacks and taliban results threatened the key goal of making sure afghanistan doesn't go back to being a haven for terrorists. this morning the fbi now helping police investigate vandalism at a mosque in virginia. vandals investigate the center in harrison berg. they found the building painted with racial slurs. they're calling it a possible hate crime. police say it's not clear that the vandalism was directed at muslims. the they also found graffiti at a high school and a christian school in the area. >>> a man faces charges for killing one woman and injuring at in capitol heights. jerome stewart was arrested. he went to mckinley's home on heath street and shot her after they got in an argument that morning. the second woman got away and called police. she is expected to be okay. >>> it could be a few weeks before we get to see the national zoo's latest addition up close, but the panda
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
to get off their plane as it was heading to chicago. >>> president obama will be in new york this morning. he'll address the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago when he first spoke to the general assembly. he'll discuss violent i shaseve issues, including violent protests in egypt. >>> mitt romney says the president was downplaying the violence when he described the protests as road bumps on the path to peace in the region. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president, who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at the mercy of events in the middle east. >> romney will campaign today and tomorrow in ohio. >>> democrats are turning their attention to a different battleground state this week, virginia. vice president joe biden will campaign in the commonwealth today. he'll be in chesterfield county right outside richmond. president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. he holds a slight lead over mitt romney in most recent polls in virginia
FOX
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
because they would likely vote for president obama. romney also spoke about health care and immigration policy at that forum. >>> president obama will attend a similar forum hosted by univision today in florida, but he may also face some tough questions about his own economic vision. nbc news has obtained a 1998 video that republicans now plan to use of then state senator barack obama talking about how to make government more efficient. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> mitt romney is already striking out at those comments saying that redistribution of wealth would hurt american entrepreneurship and job creation. >>> the bat over the old videos comes as the president is seeing his job approval jump to its highest level in five months. the associated press gfk poll shows 56% of votes approve of the job is doing. that is the best number since just after the death of os
FOX
Sep 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama is could to speak along with other top pentagon brass and we'll have live coverage. >> in addition to the services at the pentagon, there are remembrance ceremonies and events in communities newout northern virginia and maryland. there are also service projects in the district and on capitol hill. >>> up in the big apple, a commemmoration ceremony is set for later this morning. but this year, no government officials will be speaking at ground zero. family members will instead read the names of the victims who died 11 years ago today. in pennsylvania, 40 lanterns lit up the night last night. thousands of people gathered at the memorial site in shanksville to remember those who were lost. later on today, vice president joe bidening scheduleto visit the flight 93 memorial. >>> leopanetta stopped by the memorial yesterday in shanksville where he toured the wall of names. it pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew members who lost their lives taking down the plane to d.c. >>> the number two in yemen has been killed. it is not the first time it has been reported that he was killed. he
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
in denver. >>> president obama is urging patience when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy belongs with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that we're building up over decades. but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold a campaign event today here in washington. >>> one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford, virginia. the accident happened around 4:30 yesterday along route 17 near stafford lakes parkway. police say witnesses saw a pickup truck suddenly speed up and cross into oncoming traffic. the pickup slammed head on into another pickup truck. the driver of that truck died. his name has not been released. police charge frederick frostic iii with involuntary manslaughter. >>> five minutes after the hour. starti
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
. both campaigns are hitting the road today. president obama will head to the battle ground state of ohio. he's scheduled to make a stop in cincinnati and columbus near ohio state university. during his trip, his administration is expected to ask the world trade organization to investigate china's taxes on american made cars. ohio relies heavily on the auto industry. the latest nbc news/wall street journ journal/marist poll has the president up seven points over romney in ohio. and mitt romney will address the spanish chamber of commerce in los angeles. he'll also discuss his immigration policy, saying he wants fair and enforceable laws that will stop illegal immigrants from entering the u.s. in a recent poll among registered hispanic voters, the president leads romney by more than 30 points. both campaigns cancelled events in colorado because of a deadly plane crash over the weekend. the plane crashed at the pueblo memorial airport yesterday morning, shutting down two of the airport's three runways. the pilot was killed in that crash. romney was to hold a campaign rally yesterday afterno
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